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5 stars While the main studio albums "Mark of the mole" and "The tunes of two cities" are more or less lame products with good moments and bad synth sensibility (so hard for me to say that), The live performance of the whole Moles thing is absolutely breathtaking. I don't know how a live performance of the same material can sound so different, but ake my word on this: The mole show is a flawless live redo. Execution on every track is clockworking, the narrator adds a very funny touch to the whole thing; the order of the songs is much more suitable and enjoyable than the studio albums (I'll say this a lot of times in my life). I don't like live albums very much, but this is one of my exceptions. As the quality here is impecable on every aspect, highlights on the albums are hard for me to find; "God of Darkness", "Call of wildness", "Final confrontation", "Satisfaction" (¡what a cover!) and "Happy home" can be mentioned as very high moments. A funny, dark, complex and ludic album, featuring one of the most prolific bands. And in this particular performance, they are on fire.
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